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William C. Berry
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Birth: Apr. 7, 1791, England
Death: Oct. 14, 1871
Reading
Hillsdale County
Michigan, USA

Son of John Robert Berry and Jane Gardener Berry of England and Seneca Castle, Ontario, NY. Husband of Rhoba Colwell, her cousin, Mahala Colwell, and Mahala's sister, Deborah (Colwell) Hall.

[According to the biography of William C. Berry, in the Compendium of History and Biography of Hillsdale County, MI, by Elong G. Reynolds, page 457, William Berry Sr. was married three times and had 16 children.]


PORTRAITS & BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM OF HILLSDALE COUNTY MICHIGAN @ Library of Michigan, Lansing, says in part: "...Mary Berry, who was born in Seneca Twp. Ontario Co., NY on Jan. 22, 1829, ....married...Morton Meigs... in Reading Twp, Dec 19, 1850 at the home of the bride,..daughter of William and Mahala (Colwell) Berry, [who were] ...among the pioneer settlers of Reading Twp, coming to this county as early as 1836 from Maumee, Ohio, to which place they had removed from Ontario County, NY. William Berry ...the trade of a clothier, which he followed until 1834... [when he left] with his wife and 12 children, 6 by a former marriage, made his way westward to Maumee, Ohio, whence he came a year later to this county. Here his death took place in 1871...fourscore years [of age]. The second wife [Mahala]...died in early life, after removal to this county, when 39 years old. William contracted a third marriage, with Mrs. Deborah (Colwell) Hall, the sister of his second wife. She died in Reading Twp. in April 1887, when 70 years of age."

 
 
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 Parents:
  John Robert Berry (1749 - 1836)
  Jane Gardner Berry (1758 - 1838)
 
 Spouses:
  Rhoba Colwell Berry (1791 - 1827)
  Deborah Colwell Hall (1805 - 1887)
  Mahala Colwell Berry (1805 - 1845)*
 
 Children:
  Cordelia Berry (____ - 1846)*
  Hannah A Berry Barber (____ - 1899)*
  Elizabeth Berry Gleason (1816 - 1896)*
  Wm Colwell Berry (1818 - 1904)*
  Richard Berry (1820 - 1900)*
  Henry Berry (1822 - 1899)*
  Mary Berry Meigs (1829 - 1898)*
  Julius Byron Berry (1830 - 1904)*
  Gardner Berry (1837 - 1899)*
  Emelie Berry Russell (1839 - 1893)*
  Adonis Aldevina Berry (1845 - 1913)*
  John James Berry (1846 - 1917)*
 
 Siblings:
  Robert G. Berry (1783 - 1847)*
  Elsey Berry Rice (1791 - 1858)*
  William C. Berry (1791 - 1871)
  Gardner Berry (1801 - 1871)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Age 80y 6m 7d
 
Burial:
Gleason Cemetery
Reading
Hillsdale County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Row 6
 
Maintained by: C Stanley
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Nov 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31666933
William C. Berry
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